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Ray White Croydon Victoria

Ray White Croydon offers a very different level of real estate service.   We excel…       Whether you’re buying, selling or leasing a property only the best will do.     Ray White Croydon is an award-winning agency with an award winning team. As part of Australasia’s largest and most successful … Read more read on

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Top 5 Tips – How to Minimise The Risk of getting a Bad Tenant

So, you’ve taken the plunge and purchased an investment property! Firstly, congratulations on planning for your future and getting yourself in a position to purchase your first or perhaps another investment property. Now comes the scary part – handing your property over to … read on
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Where to Buy Property for Wealth Creation

I am constantly having discussions with clients and friends about what area is good to invest in. Often people think that investing in and around the city area is the ideal, as they’ll get better capital growth than outer Melbourne. Alternatively I have clients that have … read on
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What’s The Market Doing In Maroondah & Yarra Ranges?

The latest REIV median house prices have just been released and it shows that the Melbourne market remains strong. REIV CEO Geoff White has announced, Melbourne’s market is one of the best for sellers of houses and apartments in a number of years, Releasing the latest … read on
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Getting Your Home or Investment Property Ready to RENT

We put together a checklist for landlords to assist them with getting their homes or investment properties ready for the rental market. The checklist is designed to make sure that your property is vacant for the shortest possible time and that we are able to attract good quality … read on
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Taking the Stress out of Selling Your Home

Ok, so this heading may be a little deceptive! I don’t think you can take all the stress out of selling your home…. However, I do think you can minimise the impact the selling process has on your anxiety levels by following a few simple guidelines. #raywhitecroydon … read on
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What is professional “Home Staging” and should I do it?

What is it? Well, it’s when a professional home styler or interior stylist comes into your home prior to selling and “dresses” your home for sale. Often they work with the clients furniture, other times they may furnish and style a vacant property. The stylist may simply add … read on
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Is there time to sell before Christmas?

Spring is traditionally known as the busiest time of the year for Real Estate sales transactions and it really picks up after the Grand Final weekend. This year has been very busy for the Real Estate market in Melbourne with many records broken. At Ray white Croydon we have … read on
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What’s your “THING”?

I’ve just come back from a 2 day study tour of some of the top New Zealand offices in the Auckland area. It was very interesting to see some amazing, very large businesses – but all quite different. The owner of the first business owned 17 offices with about 500 staff in … read on
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Thinking of selling your home in the coming months?

If you are thinking about getting your home on the market - NOW is the time to be getting your home ready so that it’s not a mad rush in the weeks before it hits the market. Previously we looked at things you should look to do on the outside of the home - this week it’s the … read on
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Marketing – A COST or an INVESTMENT?

One passion and love in real estate is seeing a property evolve from when you first see it to when it has its first open home. Some homes need very little styling done, or perhaps the owners aren’t wanting to do anything, whereas other sellers want lots of advice and are willing … read on
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When is the right time to sell…?

    One of the most common questions I get asked is “when is the right time of the year to sell?” Well, believe it or not…. It’s not dependant on the temperature outside or what month it is!! The short answer is… “when YOU are ready”! The extended answer … read on
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How to choose the right Real Estate Agent

Selling or leasing your home or investment property is something you don’t do all that often, so you want to make sure you make the RIGHT decision the first time. You also need to work out what the “Right Agent” means to you. There are lots of different ways you can go about … read on
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Tips for buying property Off The Plan

There are a number of advantages of buying off the plan but often buyers can be understandably a bit hesitant to purchase property without seeing the final product. So, here are some tips and ideas on how you can take advantage of off the plan buying whilst minimising … read on
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Could you afford an investment property?

For many of us its not going to be viable to live the lifestyle we’ve become used to once we retire if we are solely reliant on our superannuation funds. If you are in your 20’s or 30’s – retirement might be the furthest thing from your mind, but time goes quickly and planning … read on
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Thinking of Selling This Spring? Here are some tips…

Spring is traditionally the time of year many sellers look to put their homes on the market – and October/November are usually the biggest months of the year. This year has been very consistent with a good level of homes for sale and the market has been strong – so it will be … read on
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Where is the Best Place to buy an Investment Property?

I am constantly having discussions with clients and friends about what area is good to invest in. Often people think that investing in and around the city area is the ideal as they’ll get better capital growth than outer Melbourne, alternatively I have clients that have … read on
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So you’re thinking of selling within the next 12 months…..

If you have thoughts of selling your home over the next 12 months or so it is a good idea to plan ahead so you don’t end up rushing, stressed or completely unprepared at the last minute. The first thing I’d suggest doing if you are looking to sell is get me or one of my team, … read on
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Tips For Selling In Winter

This time of year is cold and not particularly inviting when it comes to outdoor activities. However, if you get it right selling in winter can be very lucrative! There are often less homes on the market in winter and therefore buyers have less to choose from. As it’s … read on
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What’s Happening in our Local Real Estate Market?

As we head towards the half way mark of 2016 I find it’s often a time of reflection. What’s been achieved? What’s on the agenda and the horizon for the rest of the year? Relating this to the real estate market it has been an interesting year so far. The biggest change we’ve … read on
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Tips for First Home Buyers

Buying your first home brings many emotions to the fore including excitement and fear for many people. I thought it was worthwhile putting some information and tips together to help you through what can be a daunting process. Firstly, if you are thinking of buying … read on
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Why Employ a Property Manager? What do they do?

Why Employ a Property Manager? What do they do? If you are a property investor you will need at some point to decide whether you manage your investments yourself or employ a professional Property Manager to look after your asset/s. The reason most people employ a Property … read on
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Putting Yourself in the Box Seat to Buy Property.

Buyers in the current market are often quite frustrated with the process of securing their next property, or for first home buyers, their first home. The thought of looking to buy a property can be quite overwhelming and daunting and if you don’t do your homework and have a … read on
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How much is YOUR house really worth?

One of the big frustrations I find for people looking to sell is getting a clear understanding of what their home is really worth.   Depending upon what your reason is for selling it may be really important to get a clear understanding of what price you are likely to achieve. … read on
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Investment Options – House v’s Unit v’s Apartment

One of the decisions or questions that come up when you go to buy an investment property is WHAT to buy.  Firstly, it is important to have a clear understanding of your budget as this will certainly impact what you can afford to buy.  In thinking about budget it is also … read on
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Croydon Not Yet Seen Its Potential?

There is much talk in the media about the real estate market and where it is going. Due to the enormous growth the Melbourne market has seen over the past 2 years, many buyers are being priced out of the markets they were originally hoping to purchase a home or investment in – … read on
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Getting Your Home or Investment Property Ready to RENT

We have recently created a check list for clients to assist them with getting their homes or investment properties ready for the rental market.  The check list is designed to make sure that your property is vacant for the shortest possible time and that we are able to attract … read on
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RateMyAgent’s 2015 Most Recommended awards goes to….

Congratulations to our Agents ..... Dennis Lim #1 for in Croydon David Egan #1 for Chirnside Park & Mooroolbark https://www.ratemyagent.com.au/real-estate-agent/david-egan-al464 https://www.ratemyagent.com.au/real-estate-agent/dennis-lim-am843 As Australia’s only … read on
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Not Happy with your Property Manager?

Sometimes in business (& life) its difficult to see why certain things are happening at the time….My theory is that everything happens for a reason and when things don’t go quite to my original plan – I need to take note that a change in direction is necessary. The last … read on
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Strong Housing Market

If you were thinking that the real estate market would slow down or pull back this year.... then think again! All the signs from the first two months of the year are that the market is still strong and still increasing. The number one sign of a slowing market for agents … read on
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Vital Information for Sellers

If you are thinking about selling your home or investment property within the next 12 months it is important that you start putting things in place sooner rather than later. Being prepared and organised will mean you’ll be less stressed and under less pressure when the time … read on
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Are you a Smart Property Investor?

People become property investors for many reasons including wealth creation, long & short term growth, to set themselves up for retirement or because their friends own property & it seems like the thing to do etc…. No matter what the reason – I encourage you to be a … read on
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2016 Property Market Starts Strong

As a real estate agent I always hold my breath a bit as we conduct our first sale and rental open homes of the year - it's a bit of a nervous time for me. By the time you are reading this article we will have just completed our 3rd Saturday open homes for 2016. The first 2 full … read on
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Ray White Croydon on a Mission for Wesley!!!

I want to thank all my work colleagues at Ray White Croydon for their contributions and generosity in donating to the Wesley Missions "Food for Families" appeal. We have completely filled 2 boxes (hopefully 3 by next Tuesday when it is picked up) with worthwhile products, … read on
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Attention Buyers: How To Beat the Competition!

Over the past couple of years in particular, we've come across many frustrated buyers that have missed out on numerous properties, many have made offers or bid at auction on 5 or more properties without success. So, lets look at how you can be a step ahead of your competition … read on
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Prioritising renovations/refurbishments Prior to sale

I’ve had a number of calls of late from clients asking for me to pop around and look at their homes. They are thinking of selling sometime over the next 12 months or so and want to know what they need to do to get their house ready for sale. I LOVE these calls!! You … read on
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The first thing to do when buying a House!

It’s all very well to have made the decision to buy a property but what is the next step?  Whether you’re a first home buyer, third home buyer or investor, the next step, if you’re serious, is getting your finance approved! There are many things you need to be aware of to … read on
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What Happens To The Market In December & January?

As we are now well into November those of you contemplating selling this year may well be thinking you’ve missed the boat for 2015.   You may however be pleased to know that’s not the case and if your home or investment is ready to have photo’s taken in the next week or 2 then … read on
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Statistics Showing Market Still Strong

The latest REIV statistics for the September 2015 Quarter show that the market in Maroondah and Yarra Ranges is still very strong and prices in most suburbs are still on the rise. Some stand out results saw Chirnside Park up 5.7% for the quarter and 15.9% for the 12 months … read on
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How to put yourself in the Box Seat when buying!

Over the past 12 months in particular I've had many calls from, and discussions with, buyers in the market who are stressed and overwhelmed by the buying process.  They have been particularly frustrated if they have missed out a few times on homes they made offers on. I … read on
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Is there time to sell before Christmas?

Spring is traditionally known as the busiest time of the year for Real Estate sales transactions and it really picks up after the Grand Final weekend. This year has been very busy for the Real Estate market in Melbourne with many records broken. At Ray white Croydon we have … read on
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Where to Buy Property for Wealth Creation

I am constantly having discussions with clients and friends about what area is good to invest in. Often people think that investing in and around the city area is the ideal, as they’ll get better capital growth than outer Melbourne. Alternatively I have clients that have … read on
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Not All Agents Are the Same

Agents can get a bad rap for being a particular ‘type’, although ‘typical salesperson’ is probably the best phrase to describe what I mean. I believe that it is very important for me and my team to show the community that we are ‘normal’ - just like you! It is important that a … read on
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Thinking of Selling This Spring? Part 2!

You only get one chance to make a first impression when selling your home or investment property, and only one chance to maximise your sale price. Last week I covered some tips on how to prepare your home for sale on the outside, this week we will focus on tips for inside the … read on
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Thinking of Selling This Spring? Here are some tips…

Spring is traditionally the time many sellers look to put their homes on the market – and October/November are usually the biggest months of the year. This year has been very consistent with a good level of homes for sale and the market has been strong – so I’ll be interested to … read on
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How to take the FEAR out of selling your home!

Selling your home is regularly described as one of the things we fear most in life. I can appreciate that for the majority of homeowners, it’s not something they do very often – sometimes just once or twice in a lifetime. It’s also generally your greatest asset…. So you don’t … read on
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Ray White Croydon are Winners!

Last month we had the pleasure of attending the Ray White VIC/TAS Annual Awards held at the stunning Palladium at Crown to celebrate the top offices and individual achievers throughout the network. It was an enjoyable and entertaining night for all and was said that this was our … read on
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Interviewing A Property Manager – Important Questions to Ask

So you’re searching for a property manager to look after one of your biggest assets – how do you choose? What do you ask? Where do you start? A property management fee for the average rental property is most commonly less than a monthly mobile phone bill. It’s certainly … read on
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WHAT IS PROFESSIONAL “HOME STAGING” AND SHOULD I DO IT?

Professional home staging, or home styling used to be something only inner city sellers used to do, but more and more it is becoming popular in the outer suburbs. What is it? Well, it’s when a professional home styler or interior stylist comes into your home prior to … read on
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Are we in a Bubble? Will it pop?

There is much hype and discussion around the strength of the real estate market in Melbourne.  Many have been questioning whether the continued strong growth over the last few years is sustainable. Even I’ve been known to say – “this can’t last forever”.  Over the past 12 months … read on
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How to attract good tenants quickly!

If you are a landlord or if you are thinking of venturing into the residential investment market, then one of the things that is likely either a concern or at least something you should have on your radar is how you can best attract good quality tenants in a short time frame.  … read on
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Have you considered buying property with your Superannuation?

There are more and more people taking advantage of the fact you can buy property using your existing superannuation.  It is not for everyone – but for me it just makes sense.  If you have a reasonable understanding of the property market, or have some trusted advisors that do, … read on
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Attitude = Altitude

I am fortunate to be part of a real estate group that shares ideas very openly, as well as the challenges of running a business or being in real estate.  Through these shared ideas and thoughts, we can all learn and become better leaders, salespeople, property managers and … read on
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How to choose the right Real Estate Agent

Selling or leasing your home or investment property is something you don’t do all that often, so you want to make sure you make the RIGHT decision the first time.  You also need to work out what the “Right Agent” means to you.  There are lots of different ways you can go about … read on
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